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Destination Cuba

Destination Cuba

 

 

 

Richard M. Grove

 

Author: Richard M. Grove

Title: Destination Cuba

ISBN: 978-1-927725-10-8 = 9781927725108

Trade Paperback: 107 pages – 6 X 9 

Suggested Retail (Paperback): $12.95

Genre: Memoir, Poetry and Photography, Canadian

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Blurbs:

 

31 Words

Destination Cuba will show you parts of Cuba that you will never see if you stay at your typical all-inclusive hotel. This book is a humourous and poinent portrayal of Cuba.

 

 

114 Words

A wonderful Cuba memoir by world traveller Richard M. Grove.  Destination Cuba is socially enlightening, sometimes funny, always interesting. President of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Richard has travelled and taught in Cuba for over 20 years. He has a unique perspective and view of Cuba that most tourists cannot possibly have.  Let Richard take you on two trips, in this memoir, that you will never be able to duplicate. Enjoy his humorous journey to La Boca and his bicycle pilgrimage to the Jose Martí  monument. If you want to learn something about Cuba in a fun and interesting way then this book if for you. Filled with 25 dynamic b/w photographs of Cuba.

 

 

141 Words

Destination Cuba is a wonderful Cuba memoir by world traveller Richard M. Grove. It is a socially enlightening, sometimes funny, always interesting. President of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Richard has travelled and taught in Cuba for 20 years. He has a unique perspective and view of Cuba that most tourists cannot possibly have.  Let Richard take you on two trips, in this memoir, that you will never be able to duplicate. Enjoy his humorous journey to La Boca and his bicycle pilgrimage to the Jose Martí  monument in Dos Rios. If you want to learn something about Cuba in a fun and interesting way then this book if for you. Grove is also a world class photographer. Between these pages you will find dynamic b/w photographs of Cuba that you will not find if you stay at an all-inclusive hotel.

 

 

177 Words

Destination Cuba is a book of poems, micro-prose, short stories and photographs portraying the travel experiences of biking, trucking, busing, walking through the every day lives of Cubans. Meet the wonderful people of Cuba through the eyes of this Canadian world traveller as Grove makes his way with Cuban friend, Manuel, on a Pilgrimage to the Jose Martí Monument where this historic visionary fell to his death in battle freeing the Cuban people. Travel with them to find gas for the push-start car with no battery. Bicycle 60 miles out of your way with them in 35oc sun only to take their bicycles apart and stick them in the back of a 54 Ford so you arrive before dusk to the right Dos Rios. Arrive at the tiny town of La Boca with Richard and his wife Kim, parched and tired, looking for a bed, discovering the wonderful hospitality of yet another kindhearted Cuban family. This book is filled with fun stories that you can only experience by trusting the warmth and generosity of the Cuban people.

 

 

Reviews:

 

I read your book Destination Cuba. I really enjoyed it. It is a wonderful mix of poetry, prose and photographs. You brought me right into Cuba. I wish I had it before I went to an all inclusive holiday to Cuba with grandson two years ago. You show all sides of the country that tourists will never see.

 

Jennifer Footman

Award winning author

http//www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/index/htm

 

 

 

 

 

What was said about some of his other books:

 

AboutTrapped In Paradise

I just finished Trapped in Paradise. What a fun ride. Lots of good stuff I’m still chewing on. A delicious gem of a book. I laughed but I didn’t cry. Although your vivid description of Cuban poverty and potholes reminded me of how the Japanese tsunami made me feel. Gut wrenching.

 

Gene

 

 

AboutTrapped In Paradise

The reader will learn, laugh, think and meditate every mile with them. You will enjoy story after story mixed with a few poems about Cuba on the travels with this “un-put-down-able memoir”. There is a phrase used by the author in the middle of the book, “don’t bite off more than you can chew”. With this book I only had to bite once and I was trapped into the paradise of travelling with Tai – or you know him as Richard M. Grove. I enjoyed every page, every mile.

 

Wency Rosales,

CCLA Ambassador

Cuban author, entertainer

 

 

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